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In the news: Tuesday, June 20, 2017



Greater Toronto and Golden Horseshoe area media report on public transit issues today.

Greater Toronto Area
  • Canadian Press article (from the Toronto Sun website), “Ontario studying using hydrogen fuel cells to power GO trains”, here.
  • Can-India News article, “134 new parking spaces at Square One GO bus terminal”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “TTC board pushes for bigger express bus network, but where will the money come from?”, here.
  • CBC News Toronto report, “Taxi companies flag issues with transit-first King Street pilot project”, here.
  • Cleantech Canada post, “Ontario looking to hydrogen technology to power Toronto’s GO rail network”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Construction to plague busy Queen, College streets until fall”, here.
  • CP24 report, “New streetcars travelled mean distance of 5,530 km before failure in April”, here.
  • CP24 report, “Man struck, seriously injured by TTC bus in Malvern”, here.
  • Daily Commercial News article, “Preliminary work to begin on Yonge North subway extension”, here.
  • Dude, Where’s My Bus Map? post, “GO-ing to Niagara on the #12 bus”, here.
  • Global News Toronto report, “Increased technical failures on Toronto streetcars just growing pains, says TTC”, here.
  • Hydrogen Fuel News article, “Ontario to test viability of hydrogen fuel-cell for electric trains”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TOinTRANSIT: Who will speak up for express buses?”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Executive committee approves King Street pilot study”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com column, “TRANSIT REVIEW: College Street construction headaches resume”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Treat taxis like the TTC, fleet owner tells executive committee”, here.
  • InsideToronto.com article, “Man hit by bus in Scarborough seriously injured”, here.
  • Marshall’s Musings post, “Province to look at hydrogen-powered trains, but is it simply hot air?”, here.
  • National Post column, “Ontario Liberals are going off the rails on a crazy (hydrogen) train”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “Metrolinx: Fuel cells for GO Transit?”, here.
  • Railway Age post, “GO Transit goes golden”, here.
  • Railway Tracks & Structures post, “RFQ Issued for Barrie Rail Expansion Project”, here.
  • Railway Tracks & Structures post, “Canada Provides Funds to Advance Planning of Yonge Subway Extension”, here.
  • Ride This Crazy Train post, “Life Lessons (Go get your Mr. Rogers cardigan and sneakers, because you’ll need them)”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “TTC strongly denies that it has gotten curve of tracks wrong”, here.
  • South Bayview Bulldog post, “‘Mining’ for a golden LRT station at Laird and Eglinton”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “A Slow Trip to Express Buses (Updated)”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “What Is the Scheduled Service Capacity on Queen Street?”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Evolution of Streetcar Service from 1980 to 2016”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “514 Cherry Update on Noise and Vibration and King and Sumach Streets”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “TTC Capital Budget, 2017 - 2016: Streetcar Infrastructure”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Cost of Running the Queen Car”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “The Fords’ Fascination With Streetcars”, here.
  • Steve Munro’s post, “King Street Redesign Project Goes to TTC / City for Approval”, here.
  • Torontoist post, “Metrolinx and the Surveillance State”, here.
  • Toronto Star article, “New streetcars performing worse than they were just months ago”, here.
  • Toronto Stararticle, “Secret Metrolinx report raises questions about approval of new GO stations”, here.
  • Toronto Stararticle, “Ontario looks at hydrogen-powered trains for GO Transit”, here.
  • Toronto Stararticle, “Deputy mayor pushes for clear targets on King St. pilot project that prioritizes streetcars”, here.
  • Toronto Stararticle, “Taxis should get special treatment under King St. Pilot project, cab companies say”, here.
  • Toronto Starcolumn, “Ontario’s high-speed rail plan not so far-fetched this time”, here.
  • Toronto Stareditorial, “Let’s have a big rail-deck park”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Executive committee votes to give streetcars right of way on King St.”, here.
  • Toronto Sun article, “Transit commissioners give green light to King St trial project”, here.
  • TTCriders.ca post, “Here’s how we can make the TTC’s new express plan even better”, here.
  • TVO blog post, “Ontario is thinking about hydrogen-powered trains. Why?”, here.
  • Weather Network report, “Hydrogen energy could power electric GO trains”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Ontario Considering Fuel Cells to Electrify GO Trains”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “Metrolinx issues RFQ for Barrie GO Corridor Expansion”, here.
  • Urban Toronto post, “New Gardiner Ramp Takes Shape Following Teardown”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “York Region’s YRT / Viva scrapping paper tickets, 2-zone fares”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Put a sock in Markham 11 p.m. train horns, outraged citizens say”, here.
  • YorkRegion.com article, “Markham York Downs traffic crunch coming when development done”, here.
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